Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s home in Castelldefels, close to Barcelona, was broken into by at least four guys through the garden. They beat him and threatened him and his wife with weapons and iron bars, according to the daily El Pais.
The men allegedly assaulted Aubameyang, who transferred to the team from Arsenal in January, in front of his wife Alysha Behague, and then made off in a white Audi A3.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, a striker for Barcelona, was the target of an aggressive armed robbery at his home early on Monday, the Spanish club reported. He is now well, afraid but fine, a Barcelona source told AFP, confirming press accounts.
According to the publication, the criminals forced Gabon International to open a safe and stole the gems inside before driving off in a car.
The Mossos d’Esquadra, a spokeswoman for the Catalan police, acknowledged they were looking into a violent robbery in Castelldefels but would not provide the victim’s name out of respect for their privacy.
She told AFP that the probe is still ongoing and that we are gathering data.
The incident occurs as Aubameyang is rumored to be returning to the Premier League following interest from Chelsea.
He had a falling out with Mikel Arteta, the manager of the Gunners, over disciplinary issues and left Arsenal to join Barcelona in February.
Numerous well-known players in Spain have been the targets of robberies, however, the majority of these break-ins take place while the celebrities are on the field.
The controversy surrounding Aubameyang’s break-in follows that of Paul Pogba, a former star for Manchester United, who claimed he was the target of an attempt to extort £11 million from him by a group of guys who pulled him to an apartment in Paris and brandished assault guns.
In connection with the 3 million euro break-in at the residence of former Brazil star Ronaldo, 6 persons were apprehended by police in June.
Marco Verratti, a midfielder for Paris Saint-Germain, was staying at Ronaldo’s home in Ibiza but was out when the robbers broke in and stole jewelry and cash.
In addition, police earlier this month found the watch that was taken from Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski as he posed for photos and signed autographs before a workout.